The researchers analyzed cases of seasonal attacks. Their findings could help in the prevention of heart disease, depending on the season.
According to statistics, heart attack often happens in the winter. But do not bypass this cardiovascular disease people in summer.
The authors have identified three States of atherosclerotic plaques that can lead to heart attack: plaque rupture, plaque erosion and plaque calcification.
It turned out that the rupture of plaque most often occurs in the winter. This is a consequence of a combination of factors. In the winter the people are usually changing lifestyles, reduced physical activity and changing diet. When applying these factors to the narrowing of blood vessels, which naturally occurs in the cold, can dramatically increase blood pressure, leading to rupture of plaque and, consequently, heart attack.
Erosion of the plaque and its calcifications occur much less frequently in winter. But these forms of abnormalities more often occur in the summer.
Hence, knowing the seasonality risks of heart attack, depending on the pathology of atherosclerotic plaques cardiologists are more likely to avoid critical States of the patient by using preventive measures.